Cauras: 1 definition


Cauras means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chauras.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cauras (चौरस्).—A set of Kṣatriyas who became Śūdras by a curse of the brahmins.

Pāṇḍyas, Kāṇḍvas, Sirākhyas, Lāṭas, Drāviḍas, Keralas, Couras, Darvas, Daradas, Śauṇḍis, Śabaras, Arbaras, Kirātas and Yavanas were all Kṣatriyas but were turned into Śūdras by a curse of the brahmins.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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